Year End Show

For our inaugural online exhibition, the Ryerson Department of Architectural Science showcased our 2020 Year End Show, featuring our best student work. At DAS, we encourage students to test boundaries, explore new possibilities, and apply their skill to prevailing issues present within their evolving surroundings. This annual exhibition presented the culmination of the 2019-2020 academic term, showcasing the impressive and cutting-edge works of our top students in all four years of study and at the graduate level.

        Communications Studio: ASC 101
        City Stories: ASC 201
        Design Studio II: ASC 301
        Design Studio III: ASC 401
        Integration Studio I: ASC 520
        Integration Studio II: ASC 620

        Architecture Studio: ARC 720
        Architecture Studio: ARC 820

        Building Science Studio I: BSC 720
        Building Science Studio II: BSC 820

        Studio in Critical Practice: AR8101
        Seminar in Critical Practice: AR8102
        Studio in Collaborative Practice: AR8103

        Building Design Seminar/Studio: BL8104

Parkdale Library

The Parkdale Library proposals were to be designed with the evolving nature of a library in mind, in conjunction with its role as a landmark and a shaper of urban and social space within Toronto. It is to play a central role within its historic community by acknowledging its past and emerging character. This proposal has considered these requirements and is further explored in ASC620, the following semester’s Integration Studio course.
The form is derived from its site. It acknowledges important aspects such as Queen St. W. and Lisgar Park, which is expressed through the sloping of the facades that encourage one to look onto the streetscape. It considers the varying heights of the Parkdale neighbourhood through the tiering of its masses onto the street.

The conceptual model (top) portrays an initial internal streets concept in which the linear relationship betweent the library massing and green space is shown, as well as how the atrium intersects these streets. Bottom left is a north approach and bottom right is a west approach.

The hangout stair that allows for visual connection to Queen St. W. while connecting the third and fourth floors.